Nationwide strike video

Fast Food workers in dozens of cities are going to strike and here in New York I need you to stand with us. Watch the video we made calling for a pre-Labor Day nationwide strike on August 29th.

Watch the video below.

When I went on strike last November when I was one of the first 200 fast food workers to go on strike, I had no idea that less than a year later, I’d be joined by workers in seven cities who have decided to stand up for $15/hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.

Last week I joined with workers from these cities and we planned the next steps for our movement. We know that the only way to get the economy moving again is with good, middle class union jobs—and that starts with the $200 billion fast food industry. We know that together we are strong, and with the support of our communities we will win.

That’s why we decided it’s time for fast food workers nation-wide to stand together and, on August 29th we have decided to strike together for the first time.

Since publicly launching our campaign, workers have won victories like raises, more hours, and most recently, a repaired air conditioner on the hottest day of the year. But despite these victories, we are still facing unlawful practices in response to our organizing, including terminations, reduction of hours, threats of retaliation and many other unlawful actions intended to discourage us from organizing but we aren’t giving up the fight.

The support we’ve received from community members like you has made all the difference as we build this movement. I hope to see you on the 29th.